CLUB ANNOUNCEMENTS

CLUB ANNOUNCEMENTS

The New Season Has Begun! Sign-up Now


9/11/18 UPDATE: To simplify and reduce paper, we’ve revised the sign-up process.  

Here’s how to sign-up for classes & lessons:

    1. Call Marina (NYFA Manager) at 718-996-0426 or 516-472-7042 to sign-up for this year’s lessons, classes, and membership.  An annual pdf form is no longer needed.
    2. Everyone is required to submit the 9/11/18 revised version of the: ONLINE CLUB REGISTRATION

 

We’re excited to welcome all students to a new season at NYFA-BK and NYFA-LI!

Here are some quick links to the information you need:

Also review the recommended Competitions Calendar and use the links to register and get more information.  If you’re not sure which tournaments are appropriate for you, ask your coach for advice.

Go NYFA!

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2018 Summer Camp Success & Memories


  • View hundreds more photos and videos here: 2018 NYFA Camp Photo Album 
  • Big thanks to our incredible coaching team:  Sergei Danilov (Alliance), Yakov Danilenko (Medeo), Arpad Horvath (Vivo), Vadim Diambekov (FAW), Sorah Shin (Swords), Slava Danilov (Penn), Oksana Samorodov (Alamo), Tim Svidnytsky (Toronto), Alexey Sintchinov (Penn State), Yarik Ponomarenko (NYFA), Anton Dutchak (NYFA), Jenya Karyuchenko (NYFA), and Misha Mokretsov (NYFA).
  • Thanks also to the 250 athletes who came from China, Hong Kong, Great Britain, Italy, Turkey, Canada and Panama, and across the US, including special guest fencers, Damiano, Aurora, and Davide Di Veroli, from Italy. Davide is the current European Champion in Cadets and Juniors, World Champion in Cadets, and Silver Medalist in Juniors. We also had World Team members Teddy Lombardo, Anton Piskovatskov, Alan Temiryaev and Sean Wilson from the US.
  • 3 sessions made this year’s camp the biggest yet, and our team did an amazing job making it better than ever!
  • We love hearing from our campers and coaches — here are some of their excellent reviews and we welcome more!
  • Looking forward to seeing everyone next year!  If you missed out, be sure to check back for Summer 2019!

 

CLUB ANNOUNCEMENTS

College Announcements 2018


Congratulations to another generation of our great fencers who will be going on to the next chapter of life: college!

Nathan Vaysberg will be attending St. John’s University and Anton Chmut will be attending Hunter College.  Both Nathan and Anton were in our club practically from the beginning of its establishment. They are the ones who, along with their clubmates, put our name on the top of the charts nationally and internationally! Over the years at NYFA, they changed tremendously — from young 10 year old boys to confident young men with amazing fencing results and experience. I’m happy I witnessed it and helped them along the way.

This year was especially successful for both Nathan and Anton. Together they set many records for our club! Nathan made top 8 in Division 1 and Anton top 16! As a team, they took silver medals at Junior Olympics and at January NAC in seniors! As a Cadet, Anton earned bronze in the Cadet European Circuit and medaled many times at NACs.

They traveled all over the USA and world together, and made wonderful memories and became good friends! We all love to win and compete, but sport is not just about that – it’s about having a great time with people united by the same goals, going together to new achievements with teammates that genuinely support you and wish you the best. It’s about discovering that you can do more than you ever thought you would and surely about making unforgettable memories and new friends!

Now they will continue fencing in college and we wish them the best of luck.  Nathan will be my first student to continue the legacy on the St. John’s fencing team where I spent my college years!  Both will go to colleges that are close to our club and will continue training to new records while pursuing their degrees!

Bennett Cohen, who will be attending Sacred Heart University, seemed to always be part on my coaching career. It’s strange to realize that he is leaving too. When he started, he was that little, quick, and energized kid that everyone admired – he was beating older fencers and winning all relay races and it was just fun to see him breaking new records everyday. He was always loyal to NYFA and traveled all the way from LI to Brooklyn for years. Bennett held the record for best results for the amount of training that was available to him. We wish Bennett a fun and productive college life and surely we’ll be waiting for him to visit NYFA!

Ada Marie Gutierrez will be attending Northwestern University!  Ada joined our club later and had limited ability to train with us due to the distance, but she was extremely hardworking and it paid off great as she will be going to one of the best colleges in the USA where she will continue fencing as well!

I’m proud that I have such hard working, loyal, and dedicated students! You made NYFA the place it is now and it will always be your second home!

— Misha

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Sign-up for Summer Day Camps in BK & LI


Enrollment is open for our Summer Day Camps!  We have two July sessions in Coney Island and one August session in Port Washington:

  • JULY 9-13 at NYFA-BK
  • JULY 16-20 at NYFA-BK
  • AUGUST 6-10 at NYFA-LI

All students, beginners to advanced, are welcome to all locations.  You do not have to be a member to participate.  Early reg and member discounts available.  Visit our Day Camps page for full details and online registration.